Welcome to Urban Farm Camp at Renewable Republic
At a glance:
What: Urban Farm Camp 2017
Where: Renewable Republic 1903 S St Marys SATX 78210(possibly a third
When: June 19-23 and/or June 26-30, 9am-1:30pm
How much: $200 per session, per child. (accepted volunteers get one child free!)
I’m so excited and inspired by your interest in joining us for this very special event here at Renewable Republic. Urban Farm Camp is an award winning program and the first of its kind here in San Antonio. Our mission at Urban Farm Camp is to give children ages 6-12 the experience of understanding where food comes from and to engage all of their senses while working with nature so that they may grow to be thoughtful citizens and good stewards of the earth. This year, Urban Farm Camp will be held in two sessions: June 19-23 and June 26-30 and costs $200 per session. This price includes a fresh picked, from scratch, organic lunch and snack prepared largely by the campers, all materials cost and an Urban Farm Camp T-shirt!
Urban Farm Camp will be a very hands on and sensory experience for your child. It will be held fully outdoors from 9am- 1:30pm, Monday- Friday, rain or shine and could include many of the following activities: feeding animals, cleaning animal habitats, collecting eggs, planting seeds, weeding, harvesting fruits and vegetables, cooking, canning, fermenting, pickling, drying, harvesting live fish for cooking, fire safety, knife skills, building projects, nature art, seed saving, seed germination, composting, thoughtful observation, and of course…. Eating! Lunch will be a major part of everyday, as campers will take the lead role in harvesting and cooking based on our seasonal selection. Summer sessions could include delicious fresh baked sourdough bread, egg dishes, fish tacos, homemade tomato and herb sauces for pizza and pasta, aguas frescas, raspas, chilled watermelon, pickles, pesto and more! We’ve seen that many kids cannot identify food as it grows naturally and some do not have much experience cooking with or eating truly natural flavors. We want to give your child all of the skills embodied in one of our most basic needs and greatest joys… Eating!
We understand and recognize the valuable role that technology has in our lives and for our future, but nature will always remain. We want to offer an experience that is often lost in the modern lives of today’s children- to be apart of the spontaneity of nature as well as the life cycle of plants and animals, inspiring connection and reflection.
Volunteer and camper applications are now available below and on our Facebook page. Please fill them out completely and allow for a week response time. Understand that space for campers is limited and fills up quickly so please apply as soon as possible. Also, please know that only 4-5 volunteers are chosen for each session. We do our best to choose the best possible volunteer staff with the most applicable skills and passions so that we can give our campers the most rewarding experience here at Urban Farm Camp. Finally, please visit our Renewable Republic Facebook page for photos and articles about the space as well as the Facebook page for Urban Farm Camp for photos of last year’s kid and adult camps. You are also welcome to schedule a tour of our facility at any time- we love to share what we do.
Lastly, I want to thank you for considering Urban Farm Camp for your child and ask you to consider signing up as a volunteer. I know this will be a unique and awesome experience for everyone involved and I look forward to seeing returning campers and families and meeting new campers soon!
Boss Lady and Urban Farm Camp Director at Renewable Republic